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101 UX Principles Will Grant

101 UX Principles By Will Grant

101 UX Principles by Will Grant

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The 2nd edition of 101 UX Principles is the perfect companion when working on digital projects and making the right decisions for your users. From landing pages and checkout basket UIs to startup launch products and enterprise software solutions, rich user experience design will maximize the success of your products.

101 UX Principles Summary

101 UX Principles: Actionable Solutions for Product Design Success by Will Grant

Improve user experience by avoiding common frustrations and focusing on what matters


This updated version of 101 UX Principles is a delight. It's an educational and fun provocation to look at the world of UX differently - solidly from the user's point of view.

-Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience, Google

A phenomenal reference guide. Complete with case studies, a record of personal experience, and visual examples, Grant makes it clear why these techniques have found their way into the canon of UX best practices.

-Jeff Gothelf, Author of Lean UX

..I recommend it to anyone looking to learn the basics and also for more experienced designers - the author's candid opinions will force you to revisit some of your established assumptions!

-Anne Marie-Leger, Staff Product Designer, Shopify

An absolute must-read, not only for UX designers, but this book is also super relevant for product managers trying to get better at product usability. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

-Trent Blakely, Sr. Product Manager, Equinix

Book Description

This book is a manifesto of UX/UI design best practices to help you put the focus back on what really matters: the user. From UX laws to practical UI, color, typography, and accessibility advice, it's all packed into this easy-to-consult and fun read:

  • Essential UX laws
  • Handy best practices
  • Snippets of technical knowledge for anyone who wants to work in the digital space

101 UX Principles demonstrates the success from best-in-class products and leads the way to delight your users. Keep it on your desk for quick reference, send as a gift to colleagues to build allies, or brandish it as your weapon of choice during meetings to fight for your users' right to a better digital experience.

Sneak a peek at some of the new and updated principles in this UX design book:

  • Work with user expectations, not against them
  • Make interactive elements obvious and discoverable
  • Optimize your interface for mobile
  • Streamline creating and entering passwords
  • Respect users' time and effort in your forms
  • Use animation with care in user interfaces
  • How to handle destructive user actions
  • Chatbots are usually a bad idea - and how to make them better
  • Use A/B testing to test your ideas
  • Let users give feedback, but don't hassle them
  • Make it clear to users if they're joining or signing-in
  • Only use modal views for blocking actions
  • How complexity can be good for some users
Who is this book for

This book is a distillation of Will's 20+ years of experience in the form of successful design principles to help early career UX designers learn the ropes and provide experienced professionals with new ideas when building their products.

UX/UI designers, product managers, entrepreneurs, aspiring strategists, and anyone creating a digital product, service or a campaign will find this book extremely useful.

About Will Grant

Will Grant is a British UI/UX expert and a digital product designer. He is a web technology entrepreneur with over 25 years' experience, leading teams (and products) at the intersection of technology and usability. After his Computer Science degree, Will trained with Jakob Nielsen and Bruce Tognazzini at the Nielsen Norman Group - the world leaders in usable design. Since then, Will has overseen the user experience and interaction design of several large-scale web sites and apps, reaching over a billion users in the process. Will is a design purist and obsessed with building beautiful, compelling, and familiar products that customers intuitively know how to use.

Additional information

101 UX Principles: Actionable Solutions for Product Design Success by Will Grant
Packt Publishing Limited
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